Throughout the United States History, America has been polluted with racial inequality, discriminations, segregation and hatred. Many people from the past were restrictively limited from doing certain thing, because they had one drop of an African blood in them (not two but one). Consequently, anyone who was not a European descendants were considered to be a property. From the beginning of the British North America in 1619 when a Dutch ship brought 20 enslaved Africans to Jamestown, Virginia, blacks has been mistreated Since then. These human beings were considered to be a property.
Living in the United States, the country that is entitled to freedom of speech unlike any other countries, as stated in the Declaration of Independence “People have unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness “. Has made Americans believe that they are entitled to numerous privileges as stated in the article “College students Need Lessons in Tolerance and Free Speech” written by Peter Scheer. Americans are fortune to live free not under a revolutionary dictatorship like Cubans and many other countless countries, which are deprived from multiple rights. Even worse, like Syria, who are being dominated and being killed by ISIS. The same terrorists who have caused several catastrophes around the world like
There are many causes for poverty in America. According to Pusuegod.org, the common causes of poverty are “poor economy, drug use and lack of education”. In addition, debts and medical expenses. Having a poor economy can ruin people’s life because people depend on the economy. When the economy goes down people have limited resources and may have to ration out their food and money.
Dr. CJ, Racial divide is much like other issues we face in a fallen world, in that it will never be eradicated. With that said, I am still optimistic that we can decrease the amount of discontent toward first responders in our communities by matching the mission statements of the organizations with their actions. Or in simple terms, make the organizations more diverse which is in many cases responding to their needs. Clackamas fire (D1) states in its values: anticipate and respond to the needs of the community(clackamasfire.com, n.d., Mission Statement). Which, I do believe D1 does well.
Standing Together Not saperate History shows the influence of racism in our government system. Such influences has caused an injustice towards minorities. The Jim Crow law is an example of racially driven laws passed to advance the agenda for segregation in America. Jim Crow laws violates the rights given to all citizens by restricting the right of some and not equally protecting everyone under the constitution. Visiting the naacp.org webpage, I read the article “NAACP and Coalition of More Than 100 Groups to Fight Segregation, Economic Injustice”.
There is a tendency to view the racial segregation in American housing as the result of several local, uncoordinated decisions made in the past. Typically, Americans are told that once African American families began moving into a neighborhood, their prejudiced white neighbors would panic and start fleeing. This in turn led to plummeting property values, tax revenues, and a cycle of deteriorating neighborhoods that were in sharp contrast to those occupied by white residents. All of this taken together has some truth, but it is masking a far more important factor. For most of the twentieth century, racially discriminatory policies of federal, state, and local governments dictated where white and black citizens should and could live.
Segregation takes place at the source and during the primary collection and transfer station process in the various colonies. In addition to this during the segregation process recyclables such as metals, large and hard plastics, glass, inert and rubber are being segregated and being sent back to the recycling
We live in a world riddled with inequality. These opinions on what kind of person is better is what’s holding back society as a whole. Though many people think that sexes are unequal, and should be assigned different roles, this is in fact the opposite of what needs to be done. Society should not have predetermined roles for people based on their sex. (transition to body paragraph) Laws that dictate what people can and cannot do based on their biology are simply tools of discrimination.
In the 1940s, psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark, performed an experiment using four dolls, identical except for color, to test children’s racial perceptions. The majority of the children chose the white doll, because it was prettier. Segregation had a horrible effect on black children’s self-esteem. The children didn’t want to be black, because being black was considered bad. African American’s were not given the opportunity to achieve an adequate education, only the necessities.
Imagine yourself today in our era, you see black and white peoples getting along, greeting each other, and not worrying about not be stereotype especially the blacks. This is what some people called “post- racial”, and some irrelevant people think were leaving in that magical place. But, actually… …… WE DON’T. Just because, many racism problems were solved, doesn’t mean racism is entirely solve in America. Today, you can see that many discrimination towards African American peoples were not resolved because people realize, there was racism occurring in their society, but other societies might disagree.